Academic Writing

Purpose

The purpose of the Academic Writing presentation is to introduce students to the basics of academic writing at the university level.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Possible Presentations

Academic Writing: Layering Your Writing - This presentation demonstrates a better use of the basic five-paragraph essay model by demonstrating the use of descriptive, analytical, persuasive, and narrative writing for every academic essay.

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Academic Writing - This presentation discusses the basic definition of academic writing from the standpoint of a new learner.

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Defining Academic Writing - This presentation breaks down the three basic concepts of academic writing.

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20 Common Grammar Errors - This presentation discusses the 20 most common grammar errors seen in the Writing Center.

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Plagiarism - This presentation discusses plagiarism issues and how to avoid them.

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Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism - This presentation, written by the Writing Center and the Graduate College, outlines ways faculty can assist students in recognizing and avoiding plagiarism.

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Click here for a supporting external link, Plagiarism.org (supported by Turnitin.com)

Plagiarism & Academic Integrity - This presentation is a blending of the two above and is usually presented as part of Academic Integrity Days.

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Helpful Websites

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/plagiarism/

Possible Handouts

Academic Writing: Layering Your Writing can be found here in pdf format.

Common Writing Problems Seen in the Writing Center can be found here in pdf format.

Avoiding Plagiarism can be found here in pdf format.

Desired Outcomes

  • Students will understand and define the basics of academic writing on the college level.
  • Student will be able to recognize inadvertent plagiarism in their papers.
  • Students will recognize the importance of standard edited English in academic writing.

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